Saturday, May 31, 2008

Faux Tile Technique

Recently, I read about a faux tile technique. I was intrigued! So, I pulled out my scor-pal and went to town. I used the mini occasions stamp set from TAC and it's just perfect for this technique. The Monet palette ink spots provided the perfect colors and the clear embossing powder pulls everything together! I love it. It just looks so much like kitchen backsplash tile. fun, fun!

So, how do you do it? Score your paper at every inch and then turn the paper 90 degrees and do it again. You're going to work with the score lines down (which is the opposite of how I normally use my scoring) but it's so you get that "grout" feel.

Pick a small image to stamp in the squares. After you've stamped, take your versamark or other embossing pad and smoosh (that's the technical term - hee hee!) the pad over the top of the paper. You want to get versamark over the whole thing. After your paper is covered, pour clear embossing powder over it. Make sure you get all your top covered. Tap off the extra powder and then heat. After the top is embossed, you'll be left with a laminate looking piece of paper. I love it! Layer and embellish as desired and voilá.

Have fun playing and stamping!

11 comments:

  1. fabulous card, I love the tile effect, very clever, you can see the sheen on the card, looks fab!

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  2. Cool technique, and it really does look like shiny tiles from the kitchen/backsplash. Great idea! :) Kelly

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  3. great final product, I can see the tile very clearly! well done !thank you for dropping by my blog.

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  4. Very cute! I think I need a Scorepal...lol. But love the coffee! I'm all about it!

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  5. WOW, cool!!! Thanks for the technique!!! I'm going to have to try it!!! This is great for all those "little" stamps!!! NEAT!!!
    TFS!
    Chris

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  6. OMG SELEISE!!! THIS TECHNIQUE LOOKS AWESOME!

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  7. Oohh very cool! Great job. I will have to try this technique one of these days.

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  8. Seleise you've done a great job with this technique. It is such a good technique when you want a touch of elegance!

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  9. Very cute. Love it with the coffee cup. Makes it look like tile backsplash in the kitchen.

    Jane
    SBS4

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  10. What a neat idea. I will have to try it.

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  11. What a fun technique to try...maybe once we're settled I will have time! it's a Great effect on the card

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